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On Monday, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick suggested on Fox News that older Americans should be willing to risk getting coronavirus and dying so that younger Americans are able to keep working and maintain the economy.
Patrick's comments were met with horror and disbelief on social media.
Texas lieutenant governor @DanPatrick embraces the latest Trump stupidity on the coronavirus, saying aloud that the… https://t.co/Mh9aBMPCkb— Jamil Smith (@Jamil Smith) 1585011362.0
To think Texans survived Jade Helm and transgender bathrooms only to be sacrificed by Dan Patrick himself. What a t… https://t.co/ZoL6MpRX37— Evan (@Evan) 1585010677.0
Wow, Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick went on TV and said he's 70 but willing to die for the economy. This is lit af. This… https://t.co/WAVDulp2Bw— Oliver Bateman Does the Work (@Oliver Bateman Does the Work) 1585009052.0
OH MY GOD! I’m 9th generation or more, Texan and I’m not sacrificing my mother for your profits, fuck you!… https://t.co/jNTB2lz5Fg— HRCSuperVol1 (@HRCSuperVol1) 1585011789.0
@ndrew_lawrence Ok Grandparents of Texas! Our Lt Gov says you need to take one for the team.— xxxJDxxx (@xxxJDxxx) 1585010198.0
so yea, sorry texas grandparents but the invisible hand demands a sacrifice— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence) 1585009460.0
No words. No, wait, here's some words: put Dan Patrick in a giant slingshot, aim towards the sun and fire away. https://t.co/APSZtPX3X6— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum) 1585009708.0
Grandchildren should not value the economy more than their grandparents. Or random strangers. Maybe more than Dan P… https://t.co/wGpstPaBdE— Jeff Fecke (@Jeff Fecke) 1585010705.0
This is lunacy. If Dan Patrick wants to refuse medical care for himself, that’s his right. Basically calling on ot… https://t.co/qBvktgawBS— Marty (@Marty) 1585009933.0
This is total horseshit. I'm not going to tolerate idiots potentially getting my parents and grandparents killed an… https://t.co/6v0lIp45ml— Brett Kollmann (@Brett Kollmann) 1585011137.0
.@DanPatrick Do I have to choose which one of my grandparents to sacrifice, or do they do that for me? Is there a t… https://t.co/H016PE1qd2— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1585011113.0
If @DanPatrick is ready to die for his country the least he could do is resign his position as Texas Lt. Gov. NOW s… https://t.co/LOvV5MCd1I— Kevin M. Levin (@Kevin M. Levin) 1585011221.0
This kind of numbnuttery will kill people in Texas. Young as well as old. We need a state-wide shelter in place ord… https://t.co/EDSB8A8UVT— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1585011300.0